Bermuda high swell

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Swellinfo, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    love it. lol.
    no but seriously.... ny/nj better be included in this!!!
  2. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008

    I can't wait for this stuff to fill in, 3 days of waist high peelers on my off days. I saw it forecasted about 10 days out, I'm glad it came through. Last night was fun down here. We had some chest to shoulder with occ head high set down at pendleton

  3. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Wait! You mean there are sh*ttier places than the east coast?! No:rolleyes:
  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    WaveJet or go home
  5. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    The Bermuda High, is as you might expect a high pressure system that sits over Bermuda.
    If it is ideally situated, it can increase the trade winds that blow in the northern Carribbean region and send ESE fetch/swell our way. Its usually felt from Central Florida through Delmarva...

    When we get those 2-3' ground swell type days in the summer, this is usually the source. Ground swell is not really the best term, as the periods are usually around 9-11 seconds..

    Whats good about these systems is sometimes they can hang around for a long time. This upcoming system looks to only hang for a couple of days, but hopefully it re-establishes itself in the near future...

    In July and August, the frontal systems are usually pretty weak, so if we can get a Bermuda High system, then its a good thing.
  6. Ryan7

    Ryan7 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Is this swell that's due to arrive Sunday really from a Bermuda High, or rather the counterclockwise rotation that's been spinning ENE of the Bahamas for several days, or a combo of both? Been eyeing that low for days thinking it would materilize into something tropical?

  7. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    I appreciate your response, thanks for taking the time to provide such a detailed explanation.
  8. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    so you're saying theres a chance for it to re-establish and last longer? let's hope so. tryin to hit up nags head monday
  9. coach

    coach Active Member

    Jul 4, 2012

    WE are starting to get a little bump down here in Florida, I should be hanging five in about an hour. SURFS UP!
  10. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    SI doesn't do a surf forecast for Monmouth County? I think they do. Why do people try to get a personal surf forecast out of a thread on a surf forecasting website? Try: Forecast - East coast USA - mid Atlantic - Monmouth County. A detailed answer to your question is there with pretty charts and all. If you ask the forum for the forecast we'll probably send you to the beach with an 8'0'' gun and a 6\4 wetsuit to ride 2 ft surf in 80 degree water.
  11. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    i've been on this site for a while. sometimes monmouth county is effected differently with longer period swells despite what the forecast graph says. my thought is that it'll be smaller here than down south but why not ask the guy that runs the whole thing?
  12. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    That is an upper level low. With the majority of the winds higher up, they can't generate swell.
  13. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Motion, you should have more of a grasp on it then SI because you can see in person how certain swells affect your break. It makes a difference when the buoy says [email protected] and you can visually apply that information at your local break. We know how Monmouth County has some kind of refraction shadowing or something that makes it smaller then Ocean county and how sometimes it’s the opposite. SI can't really know those details for every break worldwide or afford the time to figure them out. You’re definitely asking the right person though. It's cool how some swells will creep into weird little nooks and not as cool when you can see them passing by out in the shipping lanes while it's 1 ft on the beach ([email protected]). Sorry, wasn't trying to be a DB. I just didn't understand.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2012
  14. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    Increased wind fetch is due to a pressure gradient... So the high pressure to the north is enhancing the pressure gradient with the broad area of low pressure to the south. This positioning of the High off the East Coast is called a Bermuda High, and that is why I call it a Bermuda high swell.

    To see the wind fetch, go to the wave maps, and zoom out to East Coast. Look north of the Puerto and East of the Bahamas.

  15. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    so if/when i do not get my 3+ come Monday, who should I complain to?
  16. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    M. Nature
    1313 Mocking Bird Ln.
    Bumfuk, Egypt

    xgen, i just had to do
  17. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    yes i was being silly of course,... just pointing out someone somewhere will end up being uphappy with the end result, never easy trying to figure out what our eyes end up seeing at the local breaks. Hope everyoen will be chill and it works out for all.
  18. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    With Micah taking up a thread for the announcement of a swell, if it fails.. it might get ugly around here.
  19. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    no complaints here...the forecast was spot on...waist high mush, went out for a few, and its better than nothing
  20. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    The buoys are a little behind schedule... But the swell is starting to peak on the outer Hatteras Buoy at 5.2 @ 9 seconds and the S Hatteras Buoy at 5.6 @ 9...

    Outer Banks are looking fun right now and the medium period swells should build into all areas predicted during the day... Its a minor swell to draw attention to, but we haven't had much track worthy in a while.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012